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Support Group for Pregnant Ladies

Discussion in 'Pregnancy & Labor' started by ksridevi81, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. ksridevi81

    ksridevi81 Junior IL'ite

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    Hi,

    I am Sridevi, I am 45 days pregnant. As i live far from india.I am expecting the suggestions from the experienced people.

    Thankyou,
    Devi
     
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  2. tejudatla

    tejudatla Bronze IL'ite

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    Re: Pregnant Ladies

    Dear Sridevi,

    First of all my heartful wishes to u !!!!

    I am not very experienced though I would like to give u some suggestions which may helpful to u a little bit as I got the delivary recently so.....

    I know that it's really difficult to stay away from our country especially from our mother , father n loved ones who can take an extra care at this time.

    I don't want u to make the mistakes that I did during my pregnancy time. It's time for u to remember that u r eating for two.....

    Good nutrition is a crucial step in having a healthy baby. I guess pregnancy takes about 300 extra calories a day to maintain, and an average-sized woman can expect to gain between 25 and 35 pounds overall. Those extra calories should be nutritious ones. You needs a balanced diet complete with protein, fruits, vegetables and whole grains, with a minimum of sugar and fatty foods. Good nutrition is extremely important even before a pregnancy

    Eat breakfast every day.

    Eat high-fiber foods and drink plenty of water to avoid constipation. Stay away from spicy food which is really good for ur baby.

    Try to avoid sleep after u ate food and keep walking slowly at least half-an-hour.

    Aim to do at least 30 minutes of moderate activity on most days of the week.

    When u r hungry don't eat too much food at once, eat littile bit of food with regular intervals

    Start using cocoa butter cream to keep stretch marks under control.

    Back pain is a common complaint of pregnant women. Back pain can occur at any time during pregnancy. So don't worry about it.

    U may correct your posture while standing, walking and sitting . If u ask ur doctor he/she will definitely show you exercise techniques to strengthen your muscles.

    Read some of the books you have always wanted to read.

    Always use the clothes which r comfortible to your body. Plz don't wear tight ones which may feel pressure on ur tummy.


    And one more thing if u get too much back pain , use heating pad for ur back. It will help you just to relax at that time of using but not to reduce the back pain completely ....

    If any thing comes in my mind I will try to post some more tips for u...
    Until then Take good care of ur health....

    Love
    Teja:tongue
     
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  3. desiprincess

    desiprincess Senior IL'ite

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    Re: Pregnant Ladies

    First of all, congratulations to you Sridevi. I am also 8 months pregnant and anxiously awaiting my first child's birth. My advice to you is enjoy your pregnancy and expect that you will have lots of emotional ups and downs. There will be days when you are very happy and then days when you want to cry all day. Do what you feel like doing and don't read too much on the internet about pregnancy. It will scare you needlessly. Remember everybody is different and have different experiences. Enjoy and take care of yourself. As for me, I am on bed rest for a little while because I over exerted myself at work.

    bye for now...
     
  4. Kriga

    Kriga New IL'ite

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    Hi Sridevi,

    Congrats!! I am 40 days into pregnancy. I am from california. Where do you hail from?

    One important thing to remember in pregnancy is keep yourself hydrated very well. Please share your thoughts as well.

    Take care,
    Krithi
     
  5. ksridevi81

    ksridevi81 Junior IL'ite

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    Thankyou so much for the inputs...

    Rightnow iam not able to understand how much to eat. I am eating fruits regularly. I have started going for a walk from today. Can i walk faster that is brisk walking or it should be slowly done.

    You told that you got recently delivered. Is it a baby boy or girl. Were you not scared at the time of delivery.

    I am little worried if i think of future abt the delivery..

    Thankyou

    take care
    luv
    devi
     
  6. ksridevi81

    ksridevi81 Junior IL'ite

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    Hi Kriga

    Thankyou so much...and congrats to you also...

    How are you feeling these days.. Any Morning sickness or nausea..

    Basically iam from hyd but currently we are in Sweden.

    Bye
    take care
    luv
    devi
     
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    Hi Devi,

    I have started to feel nauseated these days. I feel it all through the day. Occasionaly i feel good. However no vomitting so far. Hopefully never.

    How about you?

    I am from hyd as well. Currently in USA.

    Take care,
    Kriga
     
  8. tejudatla

    tejudatla Bronze IL'ite

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    <TD width=10><TD width=540><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 width="100%" border=0>Dear Friends,

    I found this article in a website while I was surfing net. Hope this could be helpful for new moms.....

    Check this out....


    Chiropractic Advice for Moms-to-Be

    [​IMG]As many new mothers can attest, the muscle strains of pregnancy are very real and can be more than just a nuisance. The average weight gain of 25 to 35 pounds, combined with the increased stress placed on the body by the baby, may result in severe discomfort. Studies have found that about half of all expectant mothers will develop low-back pain at some point during their pregnancies.1-3 This is especially true during late pregnancy, when the baby's head presses down on a woman's back, legs, and buttocks, irritating her sciatic nerve. And for those who already suffer from low-back pain, the problem can become even worse.

    During pregnancy, a woman's center of gravity almost immediately begins to shift forward to the front of her pelvis. Although a woman's sacrum-or posterior section of the pelvis-has enough depth to enable her to carry a baby, the displaced weight still increases the stress on her joints. As the baby grows in size, the woman's weight is projected even farther forward, and the curvature of her lower back is increased, placing extra stress on the spinal disks. In compensation, the normal curvature of the upper spine increases, as well.

    While these changes sound dramatic, pregnancy hormones help loosen the ligaments attached to the pelvic bones. But even these natural changes designed to accommodate the growing baby can result in postural imbalances, making pregnant women prone to having awkward trips and falls.

    What Can You Do?
    The ACA recommend the following tips for pregnant women:

    Exercise
    • Safe exercise during pregnancy can help strengthen your muscles and prevent discomfort. Try exercising at least three times a week, gently stretching before and after exercise. If you weren't active before your pregnancy, check with your doctor before starting or continuing any exercise.
    • Walking, swimming, and stationary cycling are relatively safe cardiovascular exercises for pregnant women because they do not require jerking or bouncing movements. Jogging can be safe for women who were avid runners before becoming pregnant-if done carefully and under a doctor's supervision.
    • Be sure to exercise in an area with secure footing to minimize the likelihood of falls. Your heart rate should not exceed 140 beats per minute during exercise. Strenuous activity should last no more than 15 minutes at a time.
    • Stop your exercise routine immediately if you notice any unusual symptoms, such as vaginal bleeding, dizziness, nausea, weakness, blurred vision, increased swelling, or heart palpitations.
    Health and Safety
    • Wear flat, sensible shoes. High or chunky heels can exacerbate postural imbalances and make you less steady on your feet, especially as your pregnancy progresses.
    • When picking up children, bend from the knees, not the waist. And never turn your head when you lift. Avoid picking up heavy objects, if possible.
    • Get plenty of rest. Pamper yourself and ask for help if you need it. Take a nap if you're tired, or lie down and elevate your feet for a few moments when you need a break.
    Pregnancy Ergonomics: Your Bed and Desk
    • Sleep on your side with a pillow between your knees to take pressure off your lower back. Full-length "body pillows" or "pregnancy wedges" may be helpful. Lying on your left side allows unobstructed blood flow and helps your kidneys flush waste from your body.
    • If you have to sit at a computer for long hours, make your workstation ergonomically correct. Position the computer monitor so the top of the screen is at or below your eye level, and place your feet on a small footrest to take pressure off your legs and feet. Take periodic breaks every 30 minutes with a quick walk around the office.
    Nutrition
    • Eat small meals or snacks every four to five hours-rather than the usual three large meals-to help keep nausea or extreme hunger at bay. Snack on crackers or yogurt-bland foods high in carbohydrates and protein. Keep saltines in your desk drawer or purse to help stave off waves of "morning sickness."
    • Supplementing with at least 400 micrograms of folic acid a day before and during pregnancy has been shown to decrease the risk of neural tube birth defects, such as spina bifida. Check with your doctor before taking any vitamin or herbal supplement to make sure it's safety for you and the baby.
    How Can Your Doctor of Chiropractic Help?
    Before you become pregnant, your doctor of chiropractic can detect any imbalances in the pelvis or elsewhere in your body that could contribute to pregnancy discomfort or possible neuromusculoskeletal problems after childbirth.

    Many pregnant women have found that chiropractic adjustments provide relief from the increased low-back pain brought on by pregnancy. Chiropractic manipulation is safe for the pregnant woman and her baby and can be especially attractive to those who are trying to avoid medications in treating their back pain. Doctors of chiropractic can also offer nutrition, ergonomic, and exercise advice to help a woman enjoy a healthy pregnancy.

    Chiropractic care can also help after childbirth. In the eight weeks following labor and delivery, the ligaments that loosened during pregnancy begin to tighten up again. Ideally, joint problems brought on during pregnancy from improper lifting or reaching should be treated before the ligaments return to their pre-pregnancy state-to prevent muscle tension, headaches, rib discomfort, and shoulder problems
    Love
    Tej:wave
     

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